# Matrices

Past Year SPM Questions
November 2003 1. M is a matrix where M © ©5  4¹ = ©0 1¹ ¹ © ¹ ª º ª º a) Find the matrix M b) Write the following simultaneous linear equations as a matrix equation. 3x ± 2y = 7 5x ± 4y = 9 Hence, calculate the values of x and y using matrices. ( 6 marks ) July 2004 2. a) Find the inverse matrix of © ©

¨3  2¸

¨1 0¸

¨ 2 3¸ ¹. ¹ ª 5 6º

b) Using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y thay satisfy the following simultaneous linear equations:

2x  3y ! 1 5x  6 y !  2
( 6 marks ) November 2004 3. a) The inverse matrix of © © b)

¨3  4¸ ¨ 6 ¹ is m © ¹ ©5 ª5  6º ª

p¸ ¹ , find the value of m and of p. 3¹ º

Using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y that satisfy the following simultaneous linear equations. 3x ± 4y = -1 5x ± 6y = 2 ( 6 marks )

July 2005 4.

a) Find the matrix P b) Write the following simultaneous linear equations as a matrix equation:

x  2y ! 8 3x  4 y !  6
Hence, using matrices, calculate the value of x and of y. ( 6 marks )

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